LEARN TO LEAD / FOOTWORK & BALANCE07.07.2018 - 14.07.2018

Beginner climbers, get ready to embrace the climbing lifestyle! This course is designed to give you all the tools you need for years of sustained climbing progression. (If you a little more advanced, with got you covered too. Keep reading!)

During your seven days with the Rockbusters crew, you will learn how to climb and belay safely, as well as wrap your head around all the gear. Whether you’re a complete rookie or just looking o make the tricky transition from indoor to outdoor climbing, this course will tick all your boxes.

At Rockbusters it’s not just about technique, but immersing yourself in the complete climbing experience, with guides who live and breath to climb. So not only will you have an awesome time learning but you’ll enjoy a fun, party atmosphere in the camp.

Our top coaches will be with you every step of the way helping you to master the following:

  • What equipment you need and how to choose it so you have the best climbing experience while staying safe

  • Technical climbing skills like how to belay, set up top-rope and lead climb (depending on your level)

  • Climbing calls and communication so that you can get your message across to climbing buddies

  • Movement skills to help you climb more efficiently

  • Basic understanding of outdoor risks so you can make it home safely every day

  • Cleaning the anchors so you can retrieve all your gear

At the end of the course, our aim is to have transformed you into a competent independent climber tackling routes you would not have believed yourself capable of. You’ll be moving like a mountain goat, be more honed, and have a firm grasp of belay for top rope and leading. Plus you’ll know all the relevant communication and climbing terminology.

This course is a great way into climbing culture. It’s intense for sure, but this means you’ll develop your skills quickly and progress way faster than you thought possible.

If you already have ventured on your own climbing adventures but you feel like your balance and movement skills need some work, our more advanced coaching module will be what you need.

Focusing on efficient footwork, our movement coaching will allow you to tackle routes that might right now seem out of your reach! We’ll help you to push your grade and lay a solid foundation for more advanced movement techniques.

With a little bit of theory and loads of practice, you will end up climbing faster and with more precision, dispatching amazing climb after climb.

This trip is followed up by our Sport Climbing Camp, OVERHANGS / OS & RP STRATEGIES. Depending on your level and availability, choose week one (beginner oriented), week two (more advanced) or both. We will make sure to accommodate your level and needs.

Slabs / vertical ground
If you already lead comfortably f5 or harder, you can now focus on footwork, learn how to work with your balance to find the most efficient way to move up on the rock.

Overhangs
If you already lead f6c or harder, you will learn a wide range of techniques and skills to increase your confidence and performance on steep terrain. You will develop learn how to save energy, move with ease and clip the chains of amazing, overhanging lines.

AnchorOn-sight / red point
This part of the course is dedicated to climbers who are already confident in their balance and footwork and fit enough to tackle more challenging projects (generally leading f6c and above).

AnchorIn summary
Whatever your level, you will build up your confidence, skills and strength and take one some challenging climbs.

All Rockbusters courses are planned to maximise your time on the rock but we like to be relaxed and have fun. We love what we do and want you to enjoy the chill atmosphere of our climbing trips.

All the dates

07.07.2018 - 14.07.2018 - 750€

07.07.2018 - 21.07.2018 - 1,290€

14.07.2018 - 21.07.2018 - 750€

Destinations

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE

As much coaching and guiding as you want and need, from our team.

All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet - but feel free to bring your own.

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Pick up and drop off at closest airport. Other locations can be accommodated on request (FREE CHARGE).

Transport between crags (FREE CHARGE).

Shared accommodation in climbing hostals, camps (FREE CHARGE).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES

ANY EXTRAS

Evening group meals are provided on request at a cost of 15€ each. There will normally be 2 dishes on offer and you can go for both. We also include wine .. in reasonable quantities !

WHAT YOU NEED

Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 60cm sling with screw gate carabiner, sleeping bag, foam pad, good approach shoes, back pack, warm light jacket, headlamp.

DIFICULITY

Siutable for people with some CLIMBING EXPRIENCE (belay, lead belay, top rope, lead, ...). From sporty beginners through to experts leading at F8, our experienced team will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 - Pick up from airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Common dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.

Day 2 - Introduction to climbing. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belay, top-roping and a refresher on leading for those with goals.

Day 3 - More climbing, top-roping on some trickier routes for the beginners. Gaining confidence and improving lead climbing technique for intermediates and advanced.

Day 4 - First lead climbs for the beginner group on easy terrain. Advanced belaying and controlling falls dynamically.

Day 5 - Time to add some technical coaching. Finding and working a red-point project for the advanced.

Day 6 - Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsight methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.

Day 7 - Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those projects we started and lock in the skills we learned. It's time for the farewell dinner and party for those with some energy. 

Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye - until next time.

Note: Everyone needs a rest day but we don't fix these into the itinerary. Listen to your body and take break when you need it.

 

AIRPORTS

Arrival: Bilbao Airport
Departure: Bilbao Airport